RCSI Graduate Entry Medicine Open Day

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Discover what life is really like as an RCSI Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) student at the annual GEM Open Day.

RCSI’s GEM Open Day offers prospective GEM students with an insight into RCSI’s history, renowned reputation for medical education and research, and the opportunity to meet staff and students currently on the GEM programme.

Why Graduate Entry Medicine at RCSI Dublin?

RCSI was the first medical school in the Republic of Ireland to introduce a Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme in 2006, enabling students from a range of undergraduate backgrounds to study medicine.

In your first year as a GEM student, you will be taught in a dedicated teaching facility on the main St Stephen’s Green campus, while in the second year you will spend most of your time in RCSI’s dedicated teaching space at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin. In your final two years, you will be on clinical rotations in a variety of hospitals and GP practices in Dublin and throughout the country.

As an RCSI GEM graduate, you will be career ready. In fact, your clinical skills training starts from day one of the programme, with simulated patients sessions a weekly feature of the curriculum.

You will also have many opportunities to build your career – via undergraduate research opportunities; overseas clinical electives in prestigious institutions, such as Johns Hopkins University in the US and McMaster University and the University of Toronto in Canada; and a four-week sub-internship programme in final year in which you will work as a resident-in-training in a hospital in Ireland, the US or Canada.

During the Medicine Open Day you will:

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Break into smaller groups and rotate through four separate 25-minute discovery sessions where you will get a chance to:

  • Experience the technology and techniques used in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients
  • Evaluate the importance of good communication skills in the doctor/patient relationship
  • Meet with current RCSI GEM students and staff
  • Attend an information session with a member of the Admissions team, who will guide you through the application process and host an admissions Q&A session.

Find out more here, or download the prospectus here.


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